In a chilling moment captured on video Sunday night, a would-be suicide bomber, just 14 years old, is stripped of his explosive belt in front of a crowd, NBC News reports.
Officials say the teen tried and failed to detonate explosives in northern Iraq's city of Kirkuk. Video shows the teenager quivering as Kurdish security forces hold his arms and carefully lower what appears to be an explosives belt from his waist. The boy's shirt lies discarded on the road nearby.
The dramatic video was first aired by local television channel Kurdistan24. Military officials in Iraq told NBC News the boy in Kirkuk was 14.
Two other attacks hit the same city that evening, and a child suicide bomber was initially blamed for killing more than 50 at a wedding in Turkey the day before, though Turkey's prime minister said Monday it isn't known if the bomber was a child or an adult.